What Can You Expect from Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Queens County, NY?
Though most doctors and other medical providers offer superior care for their patients, millions of people are injured or become ill under their care each year. When under the care of a health professional, people expect to receive proper treatment. When injury or illness occurs because of a medical provider, the victim may be able to receive compensation with the help of medical malpractice lawyers in Queens County, NY.
A medical malpractice claim is brought about because of the negligence of a medical provider causes injury or illness. This does not mean a patient can pursue compensation just because they received a bad outcome in their care. It must be proven the medical care provider acted in negligence or provided care in such a way no other medical provider would.
There are several aspects the medical malpractice lawyers in Queens County, NY must prove in a medical malpractice claim. These include:
* The lawyer must prove that their client was under the care of the medical professional. A person cannot sue a doctor because of advice overheard or implied. Medical malpractice cases can only be pursued against medical professionals who were hired to take care of the patient. This part of the case is typically easy to prove since medical bills would substantiate there was a doctor-patient relationship.
* It must also be proven that the medical professional acted outside of normal care practices. This is normally proven by bringing in medical professionals to testify to normal care practices. This is a difficult area to prove, but is not impossible with the right evidence and testimony.
* Once it has been established the medical professional acted in negligence, it must be proven the negligence caused the injury or illness the person suffered. This will help to establish liability so compensation can be considered.
* The lawyer must also prove that their client suffered from measurable damages because of the negligence. If this can be proven, the jury will most likely award a compensation package to the injured victim.
If you have suffered from an injury or illness because of a medical provider, contact the Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck and Scott D. Camassar LLC today. Allow them to schedule an appointment with you so you can get the help you need.